Tina Hill to Chair McHenry County Board – How Members Voted

Tina Hill was sworn in to Chair the new County Board. Jim Heisler regained his position as Vice Chairman.

Woodstock’s Tina Hill has taken the gavel that Crystal Laker Ken Koehler wielded for the last eight years.  Elected as Vice Chairman was Jim Heisler, who held the same post under Koehler two years ago.

When the vote was taken to elect the McHenry County Board Chairman to replace Ken Koehler, the following were nominated:

  • Tina Hill
  • Ken Koehler
  • Ersel Schuster
  • Joe Gottemoller

After nominating speeches, the vote was taken with the names being called in alphabetical order. Here’s how members voted on the first ballot:

  • Tina Hill – 11
  • Ken Koehler – 6
  • Ersel Schuster 4
  • Joe Gottemoller – 3

For Tina Hill

  • Michele Aavang
  • Nick Chirikos
  • Sue Draffkorn
  • Jim Heisler
  • Tina Hill
  • Bob Martens
  • Mary McCann
  • Mary McClellan
  • Anna May Miller
  • Mike Walkup
  • Paula Yensen

For Ken Koehler

  • Yvonne Barnes
  • John Jung
  • Ken Koehler
  • Robert Nowak
  • Nick Provenzano
  • Sandy Salgado

For Ersel Schuster

  • Diane Evertsen
  • John Hammerand
  • Donna Kurtz
  • Ersel Schuster

For Joe Gottemoller

  • Joe Gottemoller
  • Carolyn Schofield
  • Mike Skala

I note that the two Democrats, Paula Yensen and Nick Chirikos voted for Hill.

On the second vote, three votes shifted to Hill, two from Koehler and one from Schuster.  Koehler lost Jung and Nowak and Schuster lost Kurtz.

For Vice Chairman, two men that traded places two years ago–Heisler and Jung–were nominated along with newcomer Mike Skala.

The vote was 13 for Heisler, 9 for Jung and 3 for Skala.

In the vote for Vice Chairman, Hill held her majority together with the exception of Aavang, Jung, Martens and McCann.

Stepping in to fill the void were Barnes, Schofield and Schuster.


Tina Hill to Chair McHenry County Board – How Members Voted — 8 Comments

  1. The political rule of McHenry County by Jourdan and company continues.

    It will be fascinating to watch what happens with the race for Sheriff.

    Interesting to note that Kurtz supported Beaubien and Hill received money from the Beaubien campaign.

    I wonder how much that influenced Kurtz?

  2. Knowledge:

    Concur with the comment regarding McHenry County’s behind the scenes cabal. Heck, they don’t even care what people like us think or what we known.

    RE: Ms. Kurtz, my understanding and what I followed was that Donna supported Dee as a friend but once Khan Madigan became involved, she stepped back from her support of Beubien.

    I think it says something that despite being in the minority, Donna supported Ersel Schuster.

    Personally, I would loved to have seen Donna as Board Chairman/Chairwoman/Chairperson.

  3. No surprise that McCann and Aavang, democrats disguised as republicans, voted for Hill instead of their fellow District 6 rep. Mrs. Schuster.

  4. Looks like a clean sweep for Zinke and Nygren.

    Expect to see the GOP two step as Nygren departs and Zinke is appointed or should I say anointed.

  5. With all the backroom B.S. that will go on, when is a good time to impeach

    Tina Hill?….just askin’

  6. Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and

    deserve to get it good and hard.

    — H.L. Mencken

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